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Consumer Reports Magazine | May

Published: May 2016
May 2016

Cover Story

What You Don't Know About Your Doctor Could Hurt You An eye-opening look at how doctors on probation for mistakes and misconduct can continue to practice medicine—and they don't have to tell their patients a thing.


Cover Worthy: 80 Years of Consumer Reports Magazine These notable covers, highlight our eight decades of championing consumer rights.
A Safer Food Future, Now During our 80th-anniversary year, Consumer Reports is introducing a series of provocative opinion essays by leading thinkers on urgent consumer issues. We hope you'll join the conversation with us.
Food Fights, Fouls & Victories Consumer Reports has long been committed to creating a safer marketplace for food consumers.


Is Pet Insurance Worth the Cost? Like medical coverage for people, pet insurance policies are complicated. Here's what we found when we analyzed the coverage from three health insurers.
Reforms Come to Reverse Mortgages New rules may protect borrowers against some potential perils. But when do the risks outweigh the rewards?

Product Updates

Ordering Flowers Online: Do the Pictures Match What You Get? Using an online flower-delivery service this Mother’s Day? Consumer Reports puts the process through its paces.
How to Keep Flowers Fresh 7 pro tips to make your cut flowers last longer.
Improve Your Landscape Without All the Work The grass is greener when you cut higher, water smarter, and choose the right equipment.

Road Report

The State of the Self-Driving Car Are self-driving cars safe, legal, or even desirable? We answer your questions.
2016 Lincoln MKX Review This redesigned luxury midsized SUV hits the mark.
2016 Lexus RX 350 and 2016 Lexus RX 450h Review These cars offer new styling for luxury-SUV lovers.
2016 BMW 750i Review This ultraluxury sedan brings class in the fast lane.
2016 Honda Civic Review This redesigned small sedan teaches a Civics lesson.


From Our President: We’ve Got You Covered Consumers should have access to information regarding doctors on probation for misconduct; Consumer Reports celebrates its 80th anniversary.
Building a Better World, Together Join with us to make a safer, healthier marketplace.
Selling It Goofs, glitches, and gotchas spotted by our readers.


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